Ashley Francis, Licensed Therapist, Charlotte, NC
You are sick and tired of being sick and tired. You're ready to do what it takes to get your life back. Living this way is no longer an option and you're motivated to figure out how to fix it...for good!
You've talked it through many times and just can't seem to find a solution that sticks. Deep down you know that you are capable and deserving of more and can have a purposeful life but you just don't seem to know how to get there.
Why I became a therapist:
As a fellow sufferer of depression and anxiety, I know how devastating these feelings can be and just how much they can take. I've been on several medications to control these feelings, struggled with addiction, and was morbidly obese at a young age.
However, I have been able to get off all of my medications by adopting a holistic lifestyle that focuses on balancing all physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of my life.
While medications are necessary for some, it is my belief that psychotropic medications are entirely over prescribed and are administered in an effort to treat some conditions that can be treated naturally. In many cases, natural techniques should be explored first then medication should be a secondary option.
Through a combination of a clean diet, consistent exercise, meditation, and quality mental health therapy, many mental health issues can be drastically improved. There is nothing that I prescribe to my clients that I have not at least vetted or practice myself.
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The key to emotional health, for me, was learning the importance of putting myself first then those around me. I learned the tools that it took to get the joy and purpose back in my life and I learned that it couldn't be done alone.
With nearly a decade of experience, I have learned that the formula to getting healthy can be really quite simple; however, it is certainly not easy. Achieving and maintaining health is rarely due to lack of trying but rather knowing the right things to do that really help.
It’s time for you to learn what to do to get the joy and purpose back in your life.